While I am at Wal-Mart I see Krylon Chalkboard Paint on clearance near the spray paint (yes, I have another project and I needed spray paint for it---don't judge me---...that will be a later post-when I eventually get to it!) !
This was my inspiration:
|Love the pulls turned upside down to hold chalk!|
And now to my flub up!! I wrote down the color for my paint choice for the stairs. Went to Wal-Mart and apparently Benjamin Moore makes more than one color with that name in different shades of green...what the crazy?!? So, I buckled and picked one. As soon as he opened the can I knew it was wrong. But, he said it should darken up when it dries. I knew this was wrong, but I was going on no sleepy-teething baby and I just wanted to leave Wal-Mart.
That was DUMB!!!
The color was more like mint-gag adn almost matched the current paint in the dining room and kitchen. Crap! Back to Wal-Mart (BTW they take back paint if you don't like it!) I did however paint the steps and live with the old color for about 5 minutes before I vetoed it and drove right back to Wal-Mart. 20 minutes and gas is like a thousand dollars a gallon!! I color matched a green Army blanket Mr. TSL has and repainted when I got home. I will show you them, when they are done! For now, here's the ugly paint!
|not a fan of this paint color!|
Painting them is not a permanent fix, but rather a temporary/semi-don't-know-when-we're-going-to-get-to-it-fix. Because of that reason, I am not priming the steps, I figure the porch paint will do. I was going to paint every other step, but I have little girls and I don't think they could remember/actually get up the stairs without a step between, so I am painting half then finishing them the next day!
-make your life beautiful!